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Address: Wharf St | Reef Marina, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877 , Australia
Phone Number: +61 7 3040 1699
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You deserve the multi-award winning service of the ORIGINAL bespoke private...

You deserve the multi-award winning service of the ORIGINAL bespoke private diver training company - Port's only PADI 5 Star rated IDC centre. Serving Port Douglas since 2003. First for Bespoke Diver Training, the Dive Centre offers all levels of Recreational and Technical Dive courses from PADI, TDI, IANTD and DSAT Tec Rec - over 60 programmes - Open Water to Instructor Level, Specialty Courses, Tec Deep, Side Mount and CCR programmes. Courses are built around your needs and time requirements! Start when you like, and have your personal dive instructor for the duration of your dive course.In addition to training, we offer private guiding on the Great Barrier Reef & Coral Sea, along with a range of day trips, live-aboard and even private charters - your boat or ours.The multi-award winning team was recently named Hollis Australian Dealer of the Year.Founded in 2003 by the team who successfully broke the then world record for the deepest Scuba Dive with a 308m (1010ft) dive. The business remains exclusively focused on bespoke personal individual diver training.Exclusive Training with your own personal private dive instructor, and what better place to do it than the outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef. With dozens of exclusive dives sites to choose from, the diving is some of the best in the world, with coral gardens, walls, swim throughs, wrecks and more, one thing is certain, whatever course you choose, you will have fun, be a better diver and leave with skills you might once thought impossible. Dive Guiding - In addition to training, we offer private guiding on the Great Barrier Reef, along with a range of day trips, live-aboard and even private charters, your boat or ours. We also cater for snorkelers or those who just want to enjoy a cruise out to the reef.As well as the dive operations on the Great Barrier Reef, Vanuatu and the Coral Sea, the team also supports it clients' diving globally, with a team member jumping on a plane most weeks to guide dives or take a client to the next level in their underwater journey - Egypt, Mexico, Tonga, Japan, the list goes on...Customer Service - Satisfaction Guarantee. We do our utmost to make every dive course a very personal and memorable experience. Our team have worked in diverse locations and industries, before electing the 'sea change' of Port Douglas, and bring a wealth of experience, commitment and passion with them - a team with global experience who genuinely enjoy sharing the Great Barrier Reef experience with our Customers.We have teamed up with the best charter boats and luxury private vessels to bring our customers the best diving possible, along with special locations and personalised trips - with both day and overnight options available.

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Couldn't fault Tech dive. Richard was fantastic. I did the open water course, which with tech dive is a one to one course, unlike the other company's in port Douglas. This makes... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Couldn't fault Tech dive. Richard was fantastic. I did the open water course, which with tech dive is a one to one course, unlike the other company's in port Douglas. This makes the course a bit more expensive than the other company's - however it is definitely worth paying a little extra. We finished all the skills very quickly and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thrilled with the brilliant care shown when delivering one on one training for PADI Open Water for our son (young teen). I have been diving for many years and can only commend the approach taken by Bruce and Tech Dive. The training really ensured our son knew what he was doing and why. Not just 'tick a box' and get... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

I want to give a shout out to Rich, our amazing Dive Master. He lead us through three full days of diving with three dives each day. The equipment was top notch (new within 6 months) and he sets it all up for you. They actually hire out space on another boat to go to and from the reef, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016

We used Tech Dive academy to do our PADI supervised training dives (after doing the basic training in a pool in New Jersey. It was a very satisfying experience as the instructors were clearly experienced, patient, thorough and conscientious. Bruce and Rick did a great job, and I highly recommend the team.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2016 via mobile

We dove the outer reef with Rich and are still reeling from the awesome experience we had!! Clown fish, sting rays, reef sharks, parrot fish, Christmas tree worms, giant clams, and so much more... Rich was patient, friendly, professional and gave us many tips to help improve our diving techniques. He also was able to get my mother in law... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2016

My friends and I recently completed our open water dive course with Rich as our head dive master and Bruce accompanying. I speak for the group when I say this was an absolute amazing experience that we will never forget. It was clear from the start that Rich knew his stuff but he was also a great laugh which made... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2016

Completed my PADI open water certification dives with Rich and now I want to bring him on every vacation! Tech Dive is a bit pricier than competitors, but the personalized experience and attention to detail is well worth any extra cost. We traveled to the outer reef on Quicksilver and it felt like I was traveling in first class on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

We, like many, got PADI certified a few years ago but have only dived a few times since. We weren't comfortable striking out on our own, but didn't want as much handholding as total newbies might need. We booked with Tech Dives a few months in advance and having now enjoyed our day, we couldn't be more pleased. Our instructor,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

As my boyfriend and I hadn't been diving for 2 and 1 years respectively, we booked a refresher course plus 3 dives with Tech Dive in Port Douglas. We were greeted the day before by our instructor Nic, which was a really nice touch. We spent the next day going through theory and skills at our own pace in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

My wife and I were keen to get our PADI qualification while we were in Oz for a friends wedding as where better to do than the Great Barrier Reef. Looked on-line and found quite a few companies but chose Tech Dive due to the package on offer, that they were private lessons, the fact there were 6 dives and... More 

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